This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations in civil construction.  This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures; - implements the requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of civil construction skid steer loader operations; - works effectively with others to undertake and complete civil construction skid steer loader operations that meet all of the required outcomes; - demonstrates completion of conducting civil construction skid steer loader operations that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion, and; - selecting, fitting, testing, using and removing a minimum of one (1) of the following attachments: multipurpose bucket; forks; dozer blade; backhoe; auger; chain digger; power broom; profiler; tiller/mixer; rotary hoe; hammer; asphalt cutter/saw; concrete cutter/saw; rake.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - ground conditions; - isolation procedures; - equipment processes, technical capability and limitations; - preparation for fire/accident/emergency; - signs of operator fatigue and how it should be managed; - interpretation of drawings and sketches; - site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities; - civil construction terminology; - project quality requirements; - basic principles of soil technology and soil compaction for civil works; - basic earthworks calculations; - civil construction activity sequences of road construction, earthworks and drainage; - methods for calculating safe working loads; - operational, maintenance and basic diagnostics; - housekeeping activities, and; - vehicle refuelling requirements and procedures.

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